I’m ruminating over everything I’ve done wrong. My mood plummets when I think about my body image. If I can bring myself done so much, can’t I bring myself up?
This post is about how the thoughts we create influence our mood. How much can we control our inner environment?
The surprising truth is that your thoughts are not your reality; You dream, fantasize, and imagine. You have control of your thoughts by practicing The Art of Non-reactivity.
We can catch our thoughts through awareness and practice self-kindness. Non-reactivity is solution-focused and who doesn’t want doesn’t love a solution to a problem? Anyone?
More on The Art of Non-reactivity and our interaction with the external environment in a future post.
The Power of Thought-Stopping
If I thought-stop and notice that this is mind speaking crazy talk to me, then I have the Power to change my thought. What should I change it to? I am thankful for how far I’ve come in my recovery. I have a brilliant radiance on my face when I go outdoors and enjoy nature for what it is: simplicity, non-striving. My connection to others that I continue to cultivate nurtures a healthy thought pattern that is uplifting.
I close with a quote that leaves me thinking that I am a part of something greater than myself.
Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.